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Switching to e-cigarettes ‘substantially’ reduces toxins in the body

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes, according to research published in the Annals of Internal…

Eye test ‘detects Parkinson’s before symptoms appear’ — so far just in rats

A non-invasive eye test developed by researchers at University College London could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms emerge, according to…

Magic mushrooms ingredient ‘lifts untreatable depression’

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’, can ease the symptoms of depression, according to a study carried out by…

‘Holy grail’ of cancer treatment on the horizon as research reveals tumour weak spot

Researchers have discovered a unique marker present in every tumour that could revolutionise the way cancer is treated. The marker,…

Study suggests prolonged sitting may not be so bad for you after all

New research challenges the widely held belief that prolonged periods of sitting is bad for your health. A study by…